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How many of you also know decent origami?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:23 pm 
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I for one know very good origami. How many other users know origami? (I ask myself)....
Then i thought of the perfect solution of how...

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 Post subject: Re: Origami
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:40 pm 
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I know the basics....pinwheel, crane, flowers, etc. There are some things out there that blow my mind! I usually use my bills that come in the mail for these projects.......which explains a lot of other things. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Origami
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:15 pm 
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Before there was cube, there was origami (at least for me). I can follow the instructions pretty well, but I have not created any of my own designs ... yet.

If you already have a decent knowledge of Origami, you should definitely get Robert J. Lang's Origami Design Secrets. It explains how origami works, and is a very interesting read.
Also, if you understand how to read straight crease patterns, then check out this flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jon_tucker/ LOT of really neat stuff there. I'm planning on deconstructing the Attack of the Kraken


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 Post subject: Re: Origami
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:20 pm 
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I made a topic about this a while back. Here are some of the things I've made:

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7866

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 Post subject: Re: Origami
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:03 am 
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i can follow the staps and make some pretty complex ones, but i only have the crane (and any spin off) memorized.

i do have one of Lang's books. i didn't know the author until i recognized his work in this video

amazing!


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 Post subject: Re: Origami
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I use to love origami, but i quit a few months ago, somehow I just gave up:P
The main interest where the figures you van make with modular origami.
I have some books for sale so if you are intersted pm me.

Some easy stuff I can make:
http://bbs.cube4you.com/thread-1351-1-2.html
http://bbs.cube4you.com/thread-1342-1-2.html

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 Post subject: Re: Origami
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:51 am 
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I made some figures by origami when I was so young.
In Japan, we are playing by origami at preschool and home.
Here is a sample site.

http://www.origami.ne.jp/origami-0.html
(Sorry, written by Japanese)

And similarly, we made paper planes. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Origami
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:33 am 
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I really like this book:
A Plethora of Polyhedra in Origami

All of the models are made using a single sheet of paper, unlike unit origami that uses multiple interlocking elements to make the shape (also very cool).

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 Post subject: Re: Origami
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I used to have a Flickr account with a bunch of polyhedra I made on it, but I forgot the name. I'll try to find it. . .

Well, here's something I made this week. (attachment)


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 Post subject: Re: Origami
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Sven wrote:
I use to love origami, but i quit a few months ago, somehow I just gave up:P
The main interest where the figures you van make with modular origami.
I have some books for sale so if you are intersted pm me.

Some easy stuff I can make:
http://bbs.cube4you.com/thread-1351-1-2.html
http://bbs.cube4you.com/thread-1342-1-2.html


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 Post subject: Re: Origami
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:33 pm 
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im sorry but shouldnt poll question be do you know begenier oragami


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 Post subject: Re: Origami
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:57 pm 
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Cubers know origami. What a pleasant surprise I'm not alone :D.

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 Post subject: Re: Origami
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:59 pm 
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Sven wrote:
I use to love origami, but i quit a few months ago, somehow I just gave up:P
The main interest where the figures you van make with modular origami.
I have some books for sale so if you are intersted pm me.

Some easy stuff I can make:
http://bbs.cube4you.com/thread-1351-1-2.html
http://bbs.cube4you.com/thread-1342-1-2.html


playing with Photobooth I see.

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 Post subject: Re: Origami
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:15 am 
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Bigfoot wrote:
Sven wrote:
I use to love origami, but i quit a few months ago, somehow I just gave up:P
The main interest where the figures you van make with modular origami.
I have some books for sale so if you are intersted pm me.

Some easy stuff I can make:
http://bbs.cube4you.com/thread-1351-1-2.html
http://bbs.cube4you.com/thread-1342-1-2.html


playing with Photobooth I see.


yeah appears so, that's how I got my pic. :lol:
And I used to be huge into origami, I've made enough things to write my own book, but I'm just not that... motivated to do so. But anyway, I love the stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Origami
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sn7221 wrote:
I made a topic about this a while back. Here are some of the things I've made:

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7866


do you have the instructions for the "great icosahedron" in the middle? its the black one.

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 Post subject: Re: Origami
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Arch Wolf wrote:
sn7221 wrote:
I made a topic about this a while back. Here are some of the things I've made:

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7866


do you have the instructions for the "great icosahedron" in the middle? its the black one.


This is a Great Icoasahedron: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GreatIcosahedron.html
It so happens that the blue object around two to the left of the black one you mentioned is this particular shape. It's actually cut out of paper nets with tabs (not folded) and one of the few times I've actually used a net shape.

The black one in the center I like to refer to as an "inverted icosahedron" but it's possible there's a more correct name for it. In any case, I do have the folding instructions for it. It's actually from Tomoko Fuse's "Unit Origami" - a collection of many of her popular shapes from other books published in Asia. It's easily available in many bookstores in the US and online.

Since it's just one small pattern, I wouldn't mind scanning the image for you. However, I'm in my college apartment right now so you'll probably have to wait a week or so for me to head back home so I can get the book. You may have luck finding it online though so it wouldn't hurt to search in the meantime.

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 Post subject: Re: Origami
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sn7221 wrote:
The black one in the center I like to refer to as an "inverted icosahedron" but it's possible there's a more correct name for it.
It is called a squashed dodecahedron on the great icosahedron page that you linked to.

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 Post subject: Re: Origami
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Danny Devitt wrote:
sn7221 wrote:
The black one in the center I like to refer to as an "inverted icosahedron" but it's possible there's a more correct name for it.
It is called a squashed dodecahedron on the great icosahedron page that you linked to.

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Hmm that's interesting. I always thought of it as more of an icosahedron but "squashed dodecahedron" seems to make a lot of sense too. The dodecahedron and icosahedron are duals after all.

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 Post subject: Re: Origami
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:02 pm 
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Well in that shape it is still technically more of a dodecahedron I think. It has 20 vertices (ignoring the ones on the "faces") and 12 face-like things. It actually has 32 vertices and 60 faces though so perhaps there is a better name still for it.

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